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SHARI LEE DWORKIN & FAYE LINDA WACHS

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Chapter 4: The Morality/Manhood Paradox: Masculinity, Sport, and the Media

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The Morality/Manhood Paradox: Masculinity, Sport, and the Media
The morality/manhood paradox: Masculinity, sport, and the media
SHARI LEEDWORKIN
FAYE LINDAWACHS

In a world where women do not say no, the man is never forced to settle down and make serious choices. His sex drive—the most powerful compulsion in his life—is never used to make him part of civilization as the supporter of a family. If a woman does not force him to make a long-term commitment—to marry—in general, he doesn't. It is maternity that requires commitment. His sex drive only demands conquest, driving him from body to body in an unsettling hunt for variety and excitement in which much of the thrill is in the chase itself.

(Gilder, 1986, p. 47)

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